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How Do the Numbers for a Home Purchase Compare to Renting? January 13, 2022
How Do the Numbers for a Home Purchase Compare to Renting?

It’s been a while since I shared a video on a rent vs. buy scenario. In the real estate business, there is always a mindset: you need to live somewhere – might as well be smart with your spending. If you are…

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FHFA Announces Significant Changes January 5, 2022
FHFA Announces Significant Changes

Happy New Year! FHFA (who oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) made a pretty significant announcement today, but it doesn’t technically roll out until April 1st. They announced that there will be a big pricing adjustment to both second home purchases and…

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It’s Almost January 1st. All Our Numbers Reset to Zero? December 29, 2021
It’s Almost January 1st. All Our Numbers Reset to Zero?

During the last part of the year, are you someone who has numbers you are trying to hit – such as sales, production, etc.? It’s easy to fall into a trap of anticipating the start of the year, with a plan to…

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Update: How Have the Bond Markets Responded to Last Week’s Fed Announcement? December 23, 2021
Update: How Have the Bond Markets Responded to Last Week’s Fed Announcement?

I want to follow up about the big Fed announcement from last week. Some of the experts that I’m following were predicting that the Fed would double the amount of tapering of bonds that they are buying (both treasuries and mortgage-backed securities)….

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What Will the Fed Do About Inflation? December 15, 2021
What Will the Fed Do About Inflation?

One of the biggest talking points in the financial industry right now is the topic of inflation. We are seeing the prices go up across all industries, which means that we are paying more for stuff compared to the prices just a…

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Here’s a Way to Look at Housing Price Activity I Haven’t Seen Before December 8, 2021
Here’s a Way to Look at Housing Price Activity I Haven’t Seen Before

There’s no question at this point that housing prices are going up and up. But part of the challenge with looking at median home prices is that these increases can be a little misleading. Especially here in Southern California: when the high…

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